Here are the links for Peter Blau's monthly newsletter Scuttlebutt from the Spermaceti Press (or Scuttlebits & Bytes, as the online version is known):
- A new lapel pin honors this year's Sherlock Holmes Festival in Tryon, NC, taking place November 3-6, 2006
- Nancy Springer's The Case of the Missing Marquess is the first in her children's series about Enola Holmes, the younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft; it is now available as an audio book from Recorded Books
- The Noble Bachelors of St. Louis celebrated their 15th anniversary on Jan.
28, 1984, and the festivities were recorded and are now available on Chuck Lavazzi's site
- The fall issue of The Magic Door, the newsletter from the Friends of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection at the Toronto Public Library is a special 35th anniversary issue, available from Doug Wrigglesworth
- Six of Laurie R. King's novels about Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes have been translated into Japanese; cover art can be seen on Naomi Tanaka's Web site
- Speaking of Laurie R. King, The Beekeeper's Apprentice was dramatized for BBC Radio 4 and is now available for download
- Neil Gaiman's new book Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders includes "A Study in Emerald." Hear Neil read the introduction on his Web site.
- Trillium Productions has optioned the television rights to E.J. Wagner's The Science of Sherlock Holmes: From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, The Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective's Greatest Cases
- Dick Tracy's 75th anniversary is being celebrated on American Profile, where Beverly Keel notes that Chester Gould modeled Dick Tracy after his childhood hero, Sherlock Holmes
- Screenshots are now available for the computer game The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
- The Baker Street Journal is now offering gift certificates, just in time for the holidays